Could Hoplite not require a polearm? Want to use a sword
Sure I can transmog it but that still makes weapon choices very limited on the loot rolls. I was waiting for a more dps based shield build.
@cinemon444 The entire reason it's called Hoplite is because it's based on Ancient Greek military ranks that carried a Spear and Shield, changing that makes it no longer a Hoplite, so I wouldn't expect this to change.
Using a polearm would be more advantageous but for people that want to use a short sword a xiphos as the Hoplites called it should be able to as well.
Yes, a 1-handed sword could be used (or another 1-handed weapon) but I think you would still have less attack than with that polearm